Amanda Kerby, born in Riverside, California, grew up a competitive dancer at the age of six. She has won numerous titles including representing the United States in Australia winning the international title of “Dancer of The World” in 2006. She toured the world dancing on a cruise ship, was a background dancer for “Foreigner,” and performed with contemporary company “Atlantis Dance Theatre.” She was featured on the Fox series “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 5, making it to Top 30 girls. Amanda danced two seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. She continued to represent the NFL as an All-Star Cheerleader and was an ambassador at the international games in London. Amanda graduated college from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Dance, and is Pilates Certified (BASI). She currently teaches conventions and master classes throughout the nation with Kids Artistic Revue, is a nationally recognized choreographer, and judges internationally in countries like Mexico and Japan!
In May of 2014 Vanessa received her Bachelor’s in Dance from Sonoma State University where she was able to delve into her passion for dance. Her passion started when she was two and she hasn’t stopped dancing since. She continues her training at ODC Dance School in San Francisco while teaching at Triple Threat Performing Arts, Petaluma School of Ballet, and working with Petaluma City Ballet. Her dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip hop. Vanessa plans to continue evolving as a dancer, choreographer, and instructor never forgetting that she can always push further.
Tammy is a veteran dance mom. Her first daughter Laura started dancing with S.S. Dance Express in 1992. Tammy has been with the studio ever since with her two other daughters, Lindsey and Lisa, even dancing herself with the mom’s groups. She has been working in the banking/finance business for over 30 years and brings her knowledge and experience to Triple Threat, where she has been working in the office for over twenty years. She enjoys working with the teachers, dancers, and parents at Triple Threat. Tammy’s goal is to help all so everyone may enjoy the arts.
For over 10 years Tamara has received her inspiration for music and movement from the Bay Area students in her classes. With 34 years of dance experience and a passion for bringing out the best in her students, Tamara looks forward to the opportunity to share her knowledge and creativity with your dancer.
Stacey has been teaching dance for almost 15 years. She is trained in tap, jazz and ballet. As an expert in tap, she utilizes many different teaching techniques in order to give her students a better understanding of expressing rhythms with their feet. Stacey attended the University of California, Riverside, on a tap scholarship, where she performed at various locales throughout her college career. She was also an original member of the Highlander Girls Dance squad.
Stacey’s choreography has earned her numerous awards, including: Top Teacher, Best Choreography, and the Al Gilbert Tap Award. Stacey is very excited to be joining the TTPA family and looks forward to sharing her passion and knowledge of tap dance with all of the students.
Kristin Del Sodato
After teaching ballet and pre-school dance in the South Bay for over twenty years and as a teacher in the east bay we are proud to Welcome Kristin to Triple Threat Performing Arts. Kristin has danced at the Los Gatos Academy and the San Jose Dance Theater. Kristin specializes in ballet technique as well as developing creativity and a love for dance. Her years of experience and love for her students make her shine as a teacher. We are so excited to welcome her to our staff at TTPA.
From her specialties in tap and jazz; to contemporary and musical theater, her “clean” choreography and stylized artistry have been influencing young dancers throughout the Bay Area and beyond for decades.
Tamie’s meticulous eye and hands-on approach have enabled her dancers to win numerous championships and national titles. Tamie donned her first pair of tap shoes at age three and has been counting steps and choreographing award-winning dances ever since. Her natural talent and love for dance is matched only by her unyielding passion for teaching.
Jessica has been dancing competitively since the age of 5, winning numerous awards , titles and scholarships. At the age of 10 she won the title of “Dancer of the Year” in the Las Vegas nationals and was sent to Australia to compete in the Aussie World National Championships. The following year, Jessica appeared on the TV show “America’s Most Talented Kids”, and after high school was hired by award winning choreographer Tessandra Chavez, to be a part of her own company “Unity Dance Ensemble”. Jessica performed for several years with the Disney Corporation and Stiletto Entertainment as a dancer for Holland America Cruise Line. Recently, she began teaching and choreographing for local competition dance teams, winning “Best Choreography” and overall high point awards in numerous dance competitions and conventions. Jessica loves sharing her passion for dance through teaching, and looks forward to sharing her extensive experience!
Advertising/Marketing Director/Office Staff
Katie hails Michigan where she grew up in a dancing family. Along with competitive dance she played basketball, softball, track, and volleyball.
Since graduating from Michigan State University in 2010 with a bachelors degree in Creative Advertising. Katherine has excelled in marketing and design, while working in the Marketing Department at Cornerstone Schools in Detroit.
We are so excited to have her join our team!